Emergency Preparedness (WMAlerts)

If you are looking for the page where all WakeMed employee inclement weather and emergency information is posted, then you have found it!  At this time, all WakeMed facilities are operating under normal operations and there is no extreme weather information to report.  If that changes, the information will be continuously updated here. 

You also may reach this page directly by typing www.wakemed.org/wmalertsinto your browser and you mayemail us with information about closings/delays that need to be shared throughout the system or with the public. 

Additionally, we have posted some helpful information below to ensure you and your family are prepared for the next emergency event. 

There are several ways to stay informed about the weather and how it impacts you as an employee. You are welcome to use any or all of them:


Sign Up for WMAlerts

Detailed Instructions on How to Sign Up for WMAlerts via Text

WMAlerts is an employee alert program that uses text messages and Twitter to keep you informed during inclement weather. WMAlerts is managed by Public Relations and is different from eNotify. All information shared on WMAlerts will also be sent via email, but this is a great way to stay informed when you’re on the go or away from a computer.

To join you’ll need a Twitter account – then simply follow WMAlerts on Twitter. We also recommend turning on mobile notifications (message and data rates may apply) so you’ll have our notifications at your fingertips in real time:

  • From your computer or mobile phone app, visit the @WMAlerts page on Twitter and click the notifications button [see screen shot]
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  • Then, go to your personal ‘Settings’ menu and select “SMS Notifications” under Preferences
  • Turn on ‘Tweets’ notifications and make sure that WMAlerts shows up in the list.

If you are a Verizon customer and you’re not receiving Tweet notifications via SMS, send a text message from your device with the message content, GO, to the Twitter short code 40404. This will opt you in to receive SMS from Twitter, which is consistent with your notification settings.

Disaster Preparedness Checklists & Information